Welcome back to the Vault! Long term readers will know I am something of a wargaming terrain junkie with a varied collection of pieces ranging from scratch builds to pre-painted resin pieces. I'm always looking at cool table set ups and thinking about how I'd like to replicate them at home.
My holy grail for terrain/set up involves:
- Easy to assemble
- Doesn't take much space to store
My eye had been drawn recently to Battle System's pre-printed card stock terrain sets and having expressed an interest I was gifted with a couple of sets for Christmas. One is centred around fantasy gaming and the other Sci Fi.
First up is a Space Hulk/Under Hive arrangement:
The notches in the top of wall section above give away the secret to using the card pieces; the kit comes with a set of plastic pegs which are used to connect wall sections together. The wall sections also have punch outs for windows, doorways and so on.
The set comes with a 2' x 2' battle mat, and there's plenty of terrain to fill it, including scatter pieces and door ways. The card sets are well manufactured; there were very few snags or tears as I prepared everything.
Here are a couple more shots of the set up; it certainly works for a game of Kill Team (oh and it flat packs in the box on the top left).
Next up is the ruined Monastery set:
I really like this set up and it shows the flexibility of this system; multiple levels are possible, and the techniques used mean its possible to create some complex shapes (like the "round" towers). You do need to take a certain amount of care when building some of the more complex pieces as to much pressure will crush the card stock.
For reference the mat above is a 3' x3' FAT mat from Frontline; it's not provided with the Monastery.
This picture gives a better appreciation of the detail. It's possible to pop out window glass to create more line of sight if desired, and apparently you can fit the pieces back afterwards although I haven't put that to the test.
Storage test; this lot flat packs to a biscuit tin, bar the towers which I didn't want to risk unassembling.
Overall I think the kits look great and I can't wait to try them out. There's rumour of a dungeon themed Kickstarter later this year and I'll be sorely tempted to jump in.